After all the indulgences and ‘sweet treats’ over the festive season, have you noticed any negative effect on your libido?
If you have, you’re not alone. It appears that an excessive and continual supply of sugar, especially refined sugar, may kill your sex life! This applies to both genders.
By ‘high levels’, consider the statistics. In North America, the average American now eats at least 22 teaspoons of added sugars per day (ref1) That is an increase of about 6% in just over three decades, says researcher Dr Miriam Vos. (ref 2)
Even worse, is that all this excess sugar, which is metabolised quickly, increases your insulin and leptin levels - as well as your waist line.